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Look Mum, it's been snowing...

The first steps of the polar cubs!

On wobbly young legs, they emerge blinking into the early spring sunlight, amazed at a world where everything is a new adventure.
These polar bear cubs, just eight weeks old, are taking their very first steps outside their birth den under the watchful eye of their protective mother, braving the chill Arctic wind and facing the threat of predators for the first time.





Keeping her babies safe has been on the mother polar bear's mind for many months now.
She made this den in Canada with the utmost care back in late October, ensuring it was well hidden from all observers.
After emerging, this young family were on the move very rapidly.









For safety, the female leaves the den site almost immediately - but the babies have only little legs and get tired very quickly.
Every hour, the mother is forced to stop to suckle them and let them rest - as captured here by wildlife photographer Andy Rouse.
He said: 'The female was lying down in some small trees and the cubs were lying across her body playing with her.
'It was wonderful to watch. She was incredibly tender with them, being careful always
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...olar-cubs.html
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The first steps of the polar cubs!

On wobbly young legs, they emerge blinking into the early spring sunlight, amazed at a world where everything is a new adventure.
These polar bear cubs, just eight weeks old, are taking their very first steps outside their birth den under the watchful eye of their protective mother, braving the chill Arctic wind and facing the threat of predators for the first time.





Keeping her babies safe has been on the mother polar bear's mind for many months now.
She made this den in Canada with the utmost care back in late October, ensuring it was well hidden from all observers.
After emerging, this young family were on the move very rapidly.









For safety, the female leaves the den site almost immediately - but the babies have only little legs and get tired very quickly.
Every hour, the mother is forced to stop to suckle them and let them rest - as captured here by wildlife photographer Andy Rouse.
He said: 'The female was lying down in some small trees and the cubs were lying across her body playing with her.
'It was wonderful to watch. She was incredibly tender with them, being careful always
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...olar-cubs.html

Really g-r-e-a-t gallery, thank you so much for posting it!


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They're so cute!

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I love small polar bears.
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That is just the cutest thing. Thank you!
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Thats sooo cute!
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Hope human beings will not bother them
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http://www.worldwildlife.org/species...r/threats.html
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just tooo cute!!!

you know there is someone who works at the daily mail who loves cute animals because more than any other paper the daily mail comes out with stories like this on a surprisingly regular basis.

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